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RG&E Offering Reward in Connection with Incident at Russell Station Site

RG&E, in cooperation with the Town of Greece Police Department, is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for releasing oil and stealing copper from a spare transformer at RG&E’s Russell Station property. Information should be provided directly to the Greece police department tip line at 585.581.4016.

            In the meantime, RG&E and its contractor, KBH Environmental, are continuing to make good progress in cleaning up the mineral oil.

August 26, 2010
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Town of Greece Police Department's 14th Annual Citizen's Police Academy Picnic

On Tuesday, August 24th, the Town of Greece Police Department honored residents who have gone through its Citizen’s Police Academy program with a picnic at Greece Town Hall. Members of the program were lauded for their commitment to help make Greece neighborhoods safe for families. Pictured (left to right) are Town of Greece Supervisor John Auberger, Town of Greece Police Officer Mary Beth Kowalski, Peter Landauer, Town of Greece Police Chief Todd Baxter, Senator Joe Robach, Town of Greece Deputy Supervisor Jeff McCann, Janet Selke, and Town Councilman Kirk Morris.

August 25, 2010
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Power House Kingdom Cathedral C.O.G.I.C. Health Fair

Recently, Senator Robach took part in a health fair held at Power House Kingdom Cathedral Church of God in Christ. The health fair was a chance for people to find out their blood pressure and also receive HIV, glucose, and lead testing. For more information on Power House Kingdom Cathedral C.O.G.I.C., you can visit their website by clicking here.

August 24, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks at Ride for Their Lives Kick Off Event

On Friday, August 20th, Senator Robach provided remarks to bicycle riders who were taking part in a ride from Rochester to Buffalo. Ride for Their Lives will take riders from Rochester to Los Angeles between August 21st and September 22nd. For more information, visit http://www.ridefortheirlives.com/.

August 24, 2010
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Senator Robach Visits with 'Elvis'

Senator Robach and Town of Greece Supervisor John Auberger pictured with 'Elvis' during the Town of Greece Seniors Elvis Dance on Thursday, August 19th.

August 23, 2010
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Community Update for Week Ending August 20, 2010

Here is my community update for the week ending August 20th. You can view it in full screen by clicking link below.

August 20, 2010
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Business group assesses politicians' voting records

 

By THOMAS ADAMS

Rochester Business Journal

August 17, 2010

 

Stephen Hawley, William Reilich, Brian Kolb and Joseph Errigo voted pro-business most often among Rochester-area members of the state Assembly, and George Winner Jr., Joseph Robach and Catharine Young were the most pro-business in Senate, the New York chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business reported Tuesday.

 

Hawley, R-Batavia, voted pro-business 91 percent of the time over 12 months, the group’s data show. Reilich, R-Greece, Kolb, R-Canandaigua, and Errigo, R-Conesus, all voted pro-business on 82 percent of state legislation.

 

August 18, 2010
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Senator Robach Visits Community Place of Rochester Family Fun Day

On Friday, August 13th, Senator Robach visited with guests at The Community Place of Greater Rochester Youth Department Family Fun Day Luncheon. Programs for family fun day centered around reading, health and self esteem.

August 17, 2010
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NYS Department of Labor Launches New Website for Job Seekers

To make it easier for job seekers to search for careers, the New York State Department of Labor has launched the New York State Job Bank web site: http://www.laborny.jobs/. There are 84,217 jobs posted on the new site and it continues to grow.

The site offers free services for both job seekers and businesses to speed hiring. Job seekers can post resumes and scan job openings, while businesses can post job openings and view resumes to find qualified candidates.

The new site offers these benefits for the job seeker:

* Helps them to search job listings by key word or location

* Alerts them to the latest job postings as often as they choose

* Allows them to post resumes

* Gives them the option to let employers view their resume

August 16, 2010
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Senator Robach's Community Update for Week Ending Friday, August 13th

You can click on the .PDF link below to view this in full screen.

August 13, 2010
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Senator Robach Visits Community Place of Greater Rochester's Block Party

On Thursday, August 12th, Community Place of Greater Rochester held its annual Health Fair and Rummage Sale. Senator Robach visited with neighborhood business owners and children visiting the health fair. For more information on Community Place, visit their website at http://www.communityplace.org/.

August 13, 2010
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Rochester General Hospital Going More Energy-Efficient

On Thursday August 12th, Senator Robach made remarks during a press conference at Rochester General Hospital to announce an energy-efficient lighting project. The project, once complete, will save the hospital more than $80,000 annually in energy costs.

August 13, 2010
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Senator Robach Speaks at YMCA Summer Camp Celebration

On Wednesday, August 11th, Senator Robach provided remarks at the YMCA Summer Camp Celebration, held at Camp Arrowhead. More than 1,500 Rochester area campers gathered for the annual celebration.

August 12, 2010
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Senator Robach Visits Burn Camp

On Thursday, August 5th, Senator Robach visited Burn Camp, sponsored by the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association, Inc. The camp is for children and young adults who have been burned by accident or on by abuse. For more information, visit www.flrba.com.

August 9, 2010
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Community Update for Week Ending August 6, 2010

Here is my community update for the week ending Friday, August 6th.

August 5, 2010
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New to You Sale and 'BBQ and Bargains Feast"

On Saturday, August 7th, the Zion-Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Rochester is holding a New to You Sale from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 250 Samuel McCree Way. There will also be a BBQ and Bargains Feast. For more information, click on the poster below.

August 5, 2010
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Senator Robach Takes Part in Puerto Rican Parade

On Saturday, July 31, Senator Robach took part in the Puerto Rican Parade in downtown Rochester. The parade started at Liberty Pole Way and ended at Frontier Field, the site of the Puerto Rican Festival, which ran from July 30th until August 1st. The theme for this year's parade was Recordando Nuestros Pueblos (Remembering our Hometowns). For more information on the Puerto Rican Festival, click here.

August 2, 2010
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Senator Robach's Community Update for Week Ending July 30, 2010

In an effort to keep you updated on an on-going basis with news from Albany and here in my district, I am proud to introduce my first Community Update. You can download this newsletter by clicking on the PDF file below.

 

July 30, 2010
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Senator Robach in Hilton Parade

On Thursday night, July 29, Senator Robach participated in the Hilton Firemen's Grand Parade. The parade is a part of the Hilton Fire Department Carnival, which runs from July 28-31. For more information, visit http://hiltonfd.org/Carnival.shtml.

July 30, 2010
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Senator Robach Talks Budget with 13WHAM

On Wednesday, July 27th, Senator Robach joined Evan Dawson and Norma Holland on 13WHAM News This Morning. During his interview, Senator Robach discussed the issues around the New York State budget and also discussed Mayoral Control for the City of Rochester. To see the story, click here.

 

July 28, 2010
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